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Dorathy Wright

Artist Story

I have been quilting for about 10 years, mostly self taught with a few classes and Youtube videos to help along the way. I love what I do and enjoy creating treasures for families who purchase my work. I have donated my work to a few northern animal shelters, and am planning on helping local non profit orginizations with donations.

Artist Bio: 

Dorathy is a self-taught quilter and artist. She is Gwich’in, originally from Inuvik and comes from a family of artists.

The focus of her work is on the qualities of color, line, and texture, which will captivate the spirit and emotions of the viewer, sparking a sense of mystery, excitement, or joy. She aspires to become a contemporary dress maker and hopes to one day open a craft store to display her textile work and provide materials/designs to the communities of the Sahtu.

Learning to quilt with the help of some how to videos, she picked up the skill easily and naturally. Dorathy was taught traditional beading and embroidery throughout junior high and high school and has taken classes on specific quilt patterns such as, water colour rails and double pinwheel.

Having over ten years of experience as a quilter and artist, Dorathy has been selling and donating quilts for over five years. Some of the groups that have received her works include the Norman Wells Land Corporation, Mackenzie Mountain School, NTSPCA, Norman wells Legion, Arctic Paws, East Three Girls Basketball Team as well as many local families.

It is her desire to continue to support, educate and donate to her local community in hopes that her crafting skills can encourage other young crafters and artists to engage in healthy and productive hobbies.

Last Updated: October 22, 2019
Norman Wells
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13 Willow Cresent
PO Box 273
Norman Wells, NT X0E 0V0
(867) 678-5486

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